What Christians must do when they are a minority


Rod Dreher, author of ‘The Benedict Option’, addressed a meeting co-hosted by The Iona Institute and the Notre Dame Centre…

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A new 11 country survey, which includes Ireland, examines the relationship between cohabiting couples compared with married couples.  It finds that cohabiting couples are less likely to be satisfied with their relationships and family life generally. This has implications for...

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By David Mullins Let us imagine for a moment that An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, was invited to a meeting with the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference. The point of this meeting is to discuss how they can urge all citizens to...

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A new survey -the first of its kind in Ireland – examines the self-reported quality of relationships and family life between cohabiting couples with children compared with married couples with children and finds stronger levels of commitment and satisfaction among...

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Health Minister Simon Harris wants the State to provide free contraception as a way of reducing the number of unwanted pregnancies. Evidence from other countries suggests that his plan won’t work and may be another waste of public money that...

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Yet another study was published recently showing that “children born to unmarried parents are disadvantaged relative to children born to married parents in terms of parental capabilities and family stability”. The study follows the lives of 5,000 children born between...

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By Margaret Hickey At a recent conference in Trinity College titled ‘Working for the Home: Past and Present’, Senator Ivana Bacik bemoaned the fact that the government appears in no hurry to have a referendum on one of the most...

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Glasgow student Union recognises pro-life student society after legal battle


A pro-life student society in Scotland has won a protracted legal battle for official recognition. “Glasgow Students for Life” was granted affiliation by Glasgow University Students’ Union following a legal…

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Introducing The Iona Institute

Our new, 80-second video explains who we are, what we do, and the principles that we stand for. We invite…

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